Thomas Tuchel, I believe, is steadily shooting himself in the foot. He needs to keep an eye on it or he will be fired.
Getting Romelu Lukaku is undoubtedly a fantastic deal, but attempting to construct the squad around him may not bode well for him or the team.
Unlike last season, Chelsea's team cohesion has disappeared after the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea's players have come to rely on him for goals. It's unusual to witness such a fast shift from defense to midfield and then to attack. It's no surprise that we struggled against Manchester City, whom we easily defeated last season. A close examination of that game, as well as Juventus game, reveals that what Pep and that Juventus coach did was to lock Lukaku up, and the rest is history.
Where has the Chelsea style of play gone that allowed Marcos Alonso, Ceaser Azpilicueta, Reece James, and others to score so many goals last season?
Including Ben Chilwell's tongue-wagging goal against Atletico Madrid.
To be honest, Chelsea's performance is adequate, but the club's reliance on Romelu Lukaku is obvious. That should not be the case. In contemporary football, a team is not built around a single individual. Ask Barcelona how far they've come since parting company with Lionel Messi.
It is referred to as a team since it is a collection of individuals that work together to attain a common objective rather than an individual endeavor.
A true Chelsea supporter will see Timo Werner's wastefulness in front of goal last season as a blessing in disguise. It caused the entire squad to look past its striker and understand that they needed to score by whatever means necessary if they were to win. Consider the goal Kai Harvertz scored against City in the final. That, my friends, is the very definition of a club that plays like a team.
In my opinion, if this issue is not addressed immediately, Chelsea would be affected negatively this season and this could cos Thomas Tuchel his job.
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